AKCHO was established to encourage cooperation among historical organizations and to promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve, and to support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.
THE HERITAGE ADVISOR
The newsletter of the Association of King County Historical Organizations
Submit your news, announcements, and calendar items. Visit our membership page and become a member today.
HistoryMakers – biographical data available
The Washington Secretary of State site recently launched a new biographical resource that will be of interest to anyone interested in our stateâ€™s history. Called HistoryMakers, this database provides key information concerning Washingtonâ€™s Governors, Lieutenant Governors, Secretaries of State, Treasurers, U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives. Other people who helped shape Washington’s growth and development will be added over time.
Rising Tides and Tailwinds
by Kit Oldham, Peter Blecha, and the HistoryLink staff
UW Press â€“ 128 pp – $19.95
This book covers the story of the Port of Seattle from 1911, when the state legislature passed the Port District Act, to the present day. Read the rest of this article »
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer – The Epic Journey of a World War II Bomber Pilot and POW
by James Keeffe III
Appell Publishing â€“ 500 pp – $24.95
The oldest son of 88-year-old former Bellevue City Councilman and Air Force Lt. Col James Keeffe Jr. spent nine years documenting and writing his fatherâ€™s story. Lt. Col. Keeffe was shot down over Holland in 1944 and lived with a series of citizens who sheltered him, as well as Jews and members of the RÃ©sistance, from the Nazis. Read the rest of this article »
The Mormon Rebellion: Americaâ€™s First Civil War 1857-58
by David L. Bigler and Will Bagley
University of Oklahoma Press â€“ 384 pp – $34.95
Authors Bigler and Bagley argue that 19th century Mormon leaders had far-reaching ambitions and intended to establish an independent theocratic state in the West. Read the rest of this article »
ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
Heritage Advisor is published 10 times a year by the Association of King County Historical Organizations as a service to members and those who support its mission. AKCHO was established in 1977 to: encourage cooperation among historical organizations; promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve; and support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.
The Heritage Advisor welcomes submissions of news items, calendar items, and opinion columns from AKCHO members, HA subscribers, and readers. Articles are limited to 300 words and they should have a strong relevance to historic preservation and heritage issues in King County, Washington. Submission of an article does not guarantee publication. AKCHO does not pay for published submissions. All articles are subject to review by AKCHO staff. Please send your article within the body of an email (no attachments, please) to email@example.com.
AKCHO welcomes new members year round. Individual memberships are $15. Organization memberships are $35. Join more than 150 individuals and organizations supporting heritage work and historic preservation in King County. For more information and an application form, visit http://www.akcho.org/members.php.
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